At the age of 34 Wayne Dyer drove to Biloxi, Mississippi to visit the grave of his father, an alcoholic and abusive man. This man had abandoned him, his mother and two brothers the day he was born.
Although he had died 10 years earlier, Wayne had only just found out about his death.
He drove to the grave that day with a level of anger so great, so deep from years of hurt built up. He went there with two tasks in mind:
First: To find out if it was even acknowledged on his death certificate that Wayne was his son.
Second: To literally “pee” on the grave of his father. That is a lot of hatred, anger and resentment towards one single man. And it ruled his entire life for 34 years!
What came out of that visit, completely and forever changed his life. It is such a beautiful story. It shares a message of forgiveness. And it’s power to transform can truly be life-changing. It’s worth your time to listen to!
Who do you have in YOUR life that you need to forgive? How would it change your life to forgive and release your anger, resentment, hatred? Or do you have other negative emotions towards BOTH others as well as yourself? (Don’t forget the forgiving yourself part!)
What obstacles are there in your struggles with creating a career? I mean those about singing to your hearts content that you have not been able to solve yet?
Most people today know Wayne Dyer for his best-selling books. His Public Broadcasting Station television specials, and his heart-warming and thought-provoking talks…
But do not know that up to that point in his life when he visited his father’s grave, he was overweight and drinking heavily? He describes himself as “Basically on an involuntary suicide mission.”
Yet he was able to radically transform himself through the power of forgiveness. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch this video.
P.S. You’ve got to listen to the Wayne’s “plane story” where he came out of the bathroom on a plane covered in sweat from head to toe. It’s hilarious what dedication can turn into!
😀 It’s at about 20 minutes. Make sure to check it out: